Research Assistant – Ethnography Lab - #19503941

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Denver, CO
Contract type: Full time
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Posting Details

Posting Number S00051 Position Title Research Assistant – Ethnography Lab Position Number Student Hourly or Student Work-Study Hourly Wage


Employee Category Student Department Sociology and Anthropology - Anthropology Location College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Position Summary

The MSU Denver Ethnography Lab is seeking to hire student research assistants to aid in ongoing research projects and course support in cultural and linguistic anthropology. Current research projects include the Ch'orti' (Mayan) language revitalization and community development project; research on organic farming and agritourism in Okinawa, Japan; Asian Studies initiatives; and initiatives related to university community and academic partnerships. Student employees will receive training and/or guidance, such as ethical research conduct, research design and implementation, phonetic and content analysis software, research reporting, descriptive linguistics, and/or particular languages as needed.


  • Teaching assistance and tutoring for lower-division cultural and linguistic anthropology courses

  • Research assistance, including writing literature reviews, transcription, linguistic analysis, translation, data cleaning, data analysis, database management, and web design

  • Participation in community outreach

  • Assistance with lab functions and faculty support

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an MSU Denver student, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours

  • Completed 2020-2021 FAFSA or DAIA

  • Majoring in Anthropology, Linguistics, or a related field

  • Ability to work at least 12 hours per week

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable with virtual conferencing software (MS Teams, Zoom)

  • Comfortable with the MS Office suite

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently in a remote environment

  • Detail-oriented and organized

  • Dependable and willing to work as part of a collaborative team environment

  • Work-study eligible and/or interested in unpaid for-credit internship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish and/or Japanese language ability or exposure

  • Experience with data organization and/or database management

  • Web design experience

  • Graduating in Fall 2021 or later

Posting date 12/02/2020 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Work Hours

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Class Schedule

Optional Documents

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • References

  • Work Study Account Summary

Supplemental Questions

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    • What are your major and minor?

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    • Do you have a work study award?

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  • I'm not sure

    • When do you anticipate graduating?

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    • Do you have experience with any languages besides English?

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(Open Ended Question)

    • The MSU Denver Ethnography Lab is comprised of students and faculty who work collaboratively on a variety of projects. Do you like working with others? Do you have experiences that prepare you for this kind of work?

(Open Ended Question)

    • How did you learn about this job opportunity?

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  • Referred by Person

  • Other

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